Gig Review – Muse, Roundhouse, 30 September 2012

On paper this could (should) have been the gig of the year. Muse playing to just 2000 people on the eve of their album launch. Pit access and only a handful of photographers (entirely due to their downright idiotic contract)… it should have been awesome.

But instead it was terrible. Not the band – they were great – they always are.Terrible because it was beautifully backlit and the two guys on the lighting rig with big white spot lights must have been asleep because they didn’t use them at all! It meant they played with almost no frontlighting which just makes it almost impossible. If they’d used the spotlights, that would have made the difference between a complete waste of time and an amazing show to shoot. Such a shame…